Saturday, January 16, 2010


Words cannot express how deeply I feel for the victims and their families, in the face of this catastrophic tragedy.
I once worked for a Haitian dentist, who is also the best friend of my son's godfather. Until I worked for Ron, I knew nothing about Haiti. I don't think I could have even pointed it out on a globe?
Canada's, Governor General, Michaelle Jean is Haitian-born, and we have many Haitian communities in Canada.

Canada immediately stepped up, offering aid to Haiti, and banks, and organisations rallied to accept donations.

I copied the information below, from cnews. It lists reputable, aid organisations.

How you can help the victims

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The following is a list of reputable aid organizations currently seeking cash donations for relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Donations can be made at the web pages or by calling the appropriate phone numbers.

Canadian Red Cross (hoping to raise at least $2 million):, or call toll free 1-800-418-1111, visit any Red Cross office.

Humanitarian Coalition (consists of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada):

Plan Canada:

Salvation Army:, or call 1-800-725-2769. Bell Mobility customers can make $10 donations by texting the word "haiti" to 45678. Donations can be mailed to Army Territorial Headquarters, Canada and Bermuda, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1P4. Donations can also be dropped off at local Salvation Army units. Specify "Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund."

Doctors Without Borders:

Unicef Canada:

United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto: or call 416-631-5705.

World Vision Canada:

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has also compiled a guide designed to help the public avoid scams and ensure their donations are of maximum value:

Calls for donations are also prevalent on social ne tworking services Twitter and Facebook.

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